To achieve the best fuel economy and vehicle handling, the wheels should be properly aligned so that they are all completely parallel. Every vehicle needs this service, typically once per year or every 12,000 miles. When your wheels hit a pothole, curb, or rough roads they can become misaligned. If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might need a wheel alignment or at the very least an alignment and suspension inspection.
Your vehicle's battery is an important component when it comes to starting your car! Weather, level of use, and age all come into play when determining the health of your battery. Batteries are typically good for 3-5 years, but keep a lookout for the following symptoms of an unhealthy battery. Always be sure to have a technician test your battery with professional diagnostic equipment.
Your brakes are understandably one of the most important components of your car, and don't often need maintenance, but do require regular inspection and an attentive driver! Brake pads are the part that lies in between the brake rotors and caliper, used to create friction and slow down the wheels, and will need to be replaced eventually. If your driving behavior includes heavy, hard, or repeated braking, you might discover you need to have the pads replaced more frequently. Because every driver is different, it's important to keep a lookout for the following symptoms:
The check engine light can be triggered by a large variety of issues happening in and around your vehicle, many of them being serious. If you're seeing a check engine light, first, check to see if your gas cap is loose. If your gas cap is secure, see the list of other causes below and make an appointment to have your vehicle's codes diagnosed right away. Be aware that smoke coming from your vehicle or a rising engine temperature is serious and if you experience these symptoms you should stop the car completely and avoid driving.
The coolant in your car is responsible for keeping your engine running at an optimal temperature. Without coolant, your engine would quickly overheat and become damaged beyond repair or be very costly to fix. Coolant is a fluid that can become contaminated over time, becoming less effective at protecting the engine. You don't need to have your coolant flushed often, but it’s important to look out for these symptoms.
Oil changes are one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle healthy and running well! Oil changes are also necessary for the functions of your engine. It helps remove heat from the engine and keep all parts lubricated to minimize wear. Oil can also become too contaminated over time and lose its ability to protect your engine, which is why it's recommended to be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles.
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Aside from the price of gas, regular oil changes, tire rotations, and etc., vehicle owners can expect routine maintenance, which is recommended at specific mile marks for each vehicle. Find out your vehicle-specific recommendations in your owner's manual or by consulting with our team at Graff Bay City. Want to know more? Access your service history, warranty, recalls, and more at Chevrolet's Owner Center online.
When issues begin to occur outside of routine or scheduled maintenance, knowing what’s wrong in the first place might give you a better idea of what your costs will be when your vehicle is serviced and repaired. Also remember that a vehicle has many components that work together, which means one issue can often cause another, and one repair may fix multiple issues. *Please note that every situation is different and to truly diagnose your vehicle’s problems, you’ll need to visit a certified technician.
We pride ourselves on providing exemplary auto service! Our team of ASE Certified technicians is dedicated to exceeding your expectations when it comes to routine maintenance, diagnostics, repairs and auto body work. Although we’re a Chevrolet dealership, we’re equipped to service vehicles of any make or model. We understand the frustration and cost that surrounds car problems, but we’re here to help, and we will always take your time, needs, and budget into account when finding a solution to your vehicle’s problem.
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